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Train for the Horseshoe Crab Survey!

Flora and Fauna Fridays

The life of our estuary and watershed.


Photos by Klaus Schoenwiese. 

Represent HarborLAB in the great NYC horseshoe crab watch! The Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network of NY ( is doing vital work to protect this ancient species. We are happy to assist and hope you volunteer as grassroots volunteers in NYC Audubon’s annual survey.

Learn more about these marvelous creature here:

You must register via the email given below. This page doesn’t suffice as registration.


A pivotal activity in protecting horseshoe crabs is the annual mating season survey. HarborLAB encourages our fellow volunteers, especially members of the Environmental Monitoring Crew, to go for this training, participate in a survey or (or more) and share your knowledge with other volunteers at our World Oceans Day event:

The official count at Plumb Beach will be the night before and after our event.

Training is in April:

Thursday, April 13 – 6-7pm
Thursday, April 20 – 6-7pm

NYC Audubon, 71 W. 23rd St., Suite 1523

Anyone who would like to attend one should RSVP to At the orientation, you’ll learn about the survey protocols and can register for one or more of the 12 survey dates.

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